When The Kinks released their 15th studio album, Sleepwalker, it spawned a bit of a commercial comeback for the band in the U.S. and signaled a shift away from concept albums to more of a rock flavor. Many of the leftover songs from those sessions were used on their subsequent release, Misfits. But after the recording of Sleepwalker, bassist John Dalton quit the band and both his successor and pianist John Gosling left the band during the sessions for Misfits, leaving the band somewhat disjointed.
Misfits peaked at #40 in the U.S. and didn’t chart in the UK. It spawned one minor hit, “A Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy”.